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20th Aug 2017

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Turkey suspends 9,000 police officers

Turkey has temporarily suspended more than 9,000 police officers over suspected links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed for orchestrating a failed coup in July, state-run news agency Anadolu Agency reports. Wednesday's operation comes 10 days after a referendum which approved constitutional changes to expand president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers. Over 100,000 people have been fired or arrested since the failed coup in a purged condemned by EU officials.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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